Drakkar Klose was the lone wrestler to pick up a championship for North Idaho College at the Clackamas Open at Oregon City, Ore., on Saturday – and he had to beat a teammate to do it.
Klose won 3-2 over fellow Cardinals wrestler Jesses Nielson in the 165-pound weight class.
Joining Nielson with a second-place trophy was 157-pounder Lucas Chesher, who lost a 4-3 decision to Southern Oregon’s Tommy Hoover.
NIC’s Joey Pierotti also had a fine showing in the 157-pound division. Pierotti defeated Oregon State’s Anthony Perissini 12-2 in the consolation finals to place third.
Cardinals heavyweight Spencer Sharp also had a third-place finish – pinning Highline’s David Lopez in the consolation finals.
Tim McGoldrick also placed third for the Cardinals with a 9-3 decision at 149 pounds.
Lester Brown (133) and Kamron Jackson (184) placed fourth for NIC.
Track and field
Five Eastern Washington University athletes, competing at the University of Washington Indoor Preview, came through with performances that put them on the Eagles’ top-10 lists.
On the women’s side, Krystal Deyo qualified for the league meet in the 60 meters with a time of 7.85 seconds to rank sixth on Eastern’s all-time best list.
Nicole Luckenbach won the weight throw with a career-best toss of 57 feet, 43/4 inches to rank third on Eastern’s all-time best list.
Amber Nickelson had a time of 10:39.97 in the 3,000 meters to rank seventh on Eastern’s all-time best list.
On the men’s side, Kyle Ulrey had a time of 49.25 to win the 400 meters out of 40 athletes. Teammate Chad Butorac came in second with a time of 49.90.
Paul Limpf, one of five Eagles to post qualifying marks for the Big Sky Conference championships, finished the mile in 4:12.79. In the 3,000 meters, Alex Smyth had a time of 8:17.98 to rank third on Eastern’s all-time best list.
Ben Cogdill pole vaulted 15-71/4 to rank sixth on Eastern’s all-time best list. In the shot put, David Howard won at 52-13/4.
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